A Day of Gratitude

I write to you on this lovely Thursday evening after enjoying a meal filled with pumpkin cheesecake and sweet potato casserole. On this Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of spending my morning at a family brunch and then having dinner with my grandparents. Today was a much needed break from school to reflect on the year and all of the things I am blessed with. I am so thankful for all of my relatives and friends who are always there for me, my cat, and, of course, the wonderful people who read this blog and support my passions. I often take for granted everything I have in my life, like school or a house to call my own. Today presents the perfect opportunity to remember that no matter how bad life may seem on any given day, we are granted so much and that is always something worth celebrating. Have a happy Thanksgiving, and don't eat too much pie!

My dress is from Old Navy (similar), the cardigan is from J. Crew, and my hat is from Gap (similar).

Have a lovely Thanksgiving!



Thursday Thoughts

Whether it be because of the changing seasons or because of my oncoming cold, November has been quite hectic. I find myself too distracted by the buzz of my busy life to take a moment to relax and reflect on life. This month is supposed to be one filled with giving and gratefulness, yet somehow I am overwhelmed by sports, school, and everything else in-between. Writing this post forces me to focus on the good in this hectic life that I live and show gratitude for everything I have. Today I'm sharing a small list of things that make me happy to spread the joy of the season. If you find yourself drifting into the stress of school and life, take a moment to thank someone who cares for you or write a friend a sweet note. After all, the best cure to any ailment (and hopefully my oncoming cold!) is kindness.

1. Sleeping in on Saturday & Sunday mornings.

2. When it's chilly outside but you are wrapped in blankets.

3. Hot cocoa and a good movie.

4. Falling leaves and their lovely colors.

5. A smile- and laughter-filled night out with friends.

6. Bubble baths.

7. Art museums in the summer.

8. Letters and polaroids.

9. Remembering good memories.

10. A warm cup of coffee or tea.

11. Fudge and cookies (or just sweets in general).

12. Warm, fuzzy sweaters.

13. Pretty Instagram feeds.

14. The lovely mountains.

15. A nice, cozy fireplace and its smell.

16. Hugs from family you haven't seen in a while.

17. Feeling cute and confident.

18. The stars on a clear night.

19. A clean room and scented candles.

20. Peppermint sticks.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful November and remember to thank those you love for everything they do for you!



November Weather

November has arrived, the days are feeling chillier, and winter is on its way. With this changing of temperatures I must adopt a change of wardrobe as well. I'm in the process of changing out the thin layers of my autumn wardrobe for the thick, wooly sweaters that the North Carolina weather requires. During this transition, I have been loving my forest green corduroy pants (similar). They pair nicely with neutral colored tops and shoes, thus creating a perfect outfit for November weather. I picked up this loose peplum top from Urban Outfitters, and I snagged these gorgeous boots from TJ Maxx. They complete this late autumn look perfectly, and I can't wait for the lovely November days ahead.

Thanks for reading!